1759: Pitt born.
1775: War with America begins.
1780: Pitt elected MP for Appleby, Westmoreland.
1782: War with America ends. Pitt Chancellor of the Exchequer.
1783, February: Pitt resigns with Shelburne.
December: Pitt becomes Prime minister.
1784: March general election gives Pitt a comfortable majority. Commutation Act passed.
1785: Pitt defeated on parliamentary reform and…